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Paediatric Occupational Therapists

Job Reference: 798-9253

Employer:
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Paediatric OT North
Location:
Bromsgrove
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa pro rata for part time

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

OUR TRUST VALUES

Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.


Do you like to work as part of a team, learning together to further develop quality services through patient pathways?

We provide a Community Paediatric Occupational Therapy service in North Worcestershire with bases at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital and Kidderminster Health Centre. The team is part of a county wide Paediatric OT service led by Team Leaders and includes Advanced Therapists, Senior Therapists and Assistant Practitioners.

You will be expected to work within a cohesive multi-disciplinary team, and understand your responsibilities within the team regarding safeguarding children and clinical supervision.

You will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of children with needs identified by Occupational Therapy. Knowledge of specialist equipment for children would also be desirable. This position will require liaising and communicating with children / young people who may have communication difficulties due to their developmental age or condition, and their families and carers. Delegation of programmes to families, teaching staff and nursery staff requires confident competency measuring, support and training to ensure that skills are adequate to complete the tasks.

This is an opportunity to consolidate your learning and experience with a caseload of mixed diagnoses requiring an eclectic approach and diverse skills. Training and support through clinical supervision and case management support would be available from the advanced clinicians and appraisal process to identify Personal Development Plan.

A successful candidate will demonstrate experience in working in the NHS and with patients who require effective multi-disciplinary communication in the community. They will also have experience of working with, supporting or leading children and young people and their families within the work place or the community. Previous experience in paediatric therapy and treatment modalities is desirable, as is demonstration of leadership skill; although support and training will be available together with opportunities to attend relevant courses.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact:

Dawn Taylor, Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team Lead on 01527 488041.




PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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